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For reducing shutdowns on oil and gas installations

This workshop will help you:


Be less worried and ashamed of human errors. We're all human, we all make mistakes and we will continue to make them. BUT we but can reduce them to almost zero.


Do your bit to reduce human error shutdowns on oil and gas installations.


Reduce the chances of you making silly and embarrassing technical mistakes.


Build your awareness to a new level so you can see possible errors and take action before they happen.


Concentrate better and for longer and so reduce the chance of “drifting off” and causing a mistake.


Take even more steps as a supervisor or manager to help your people not make silly mistakes.


PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS FROM INJURY. Yes, by helping reduce human error shutdowns we are, at the same time, dealing with the behaviours that cause safety incidents. So by striving to reduce human error shutdowns you are also helping to reduce safety incidents.

Follow these FREE ten brilliant tips and others when you do the FREE taster exercise.

  1. Follow checklists and procedures to the letter – even if they are a “pain in the neck”.

  2. When a job changes ask to reassess it and have the pre-job discussion all over again. We usually prepare thoroughly for the original job but forget to write down the new procedure (even if it's a few lines) when the job changes.

  3. Don't assume people know things. Do more to remind people what they have to do – even when the task is simple and even when people are experienced. Don't worry about patronising and upsetting people – you could save a costly error.

  4. Avoid body language, tone of voice and choice of words that prompt people to rush. For example, asking people once how they are getting on shows concern. Asking them three times means “hurry up!”.

  5. When you're pulled off one job to do another more important one, make double sure you are fully briefed about the new job. In addition, take time to re-orientate yourself when you return to the first job.

  6. Make it a habit to tell people about all the little quirks of the plant or site only you know and have learned from experience.

  7. Talk over a serious problem (financial, health, relationships or the kids) with someone to get it off your chest. If you are so worried you can't think straight ask for complex jobs to be postponed.

  8. Get into the habit of double-checking critical tasks (isolations) and equipment. Double-check that numbers on worksheets coincide with the numbers on the item of equipment being worked on.

  9. Use warning signs to alert people about what they have to do. “Remember to open B before closing A” or “Don't close this valve before checking with the Control Room” have saved people at the last minute.

  10. Get out the drawings if there's something that causes confusion with the numbers. It may be a hassle and take time to find them but it will save a bigger hassle!

ALL SUCCESS in reducing human errors where you work!

And there's more…

These ten tips are just the start.
By doing some very straightforward and fun exercises you can learn even more powerful secrets for reducing human errors. Remember, there is no need to feel awkward about “human error” – it's not a crime to make mistakes. Try this free taster exercise and see how straightforward it is to protect yourself, your colleagues and your plant.